KOOZA ~ Cirque Du Solei

My daughter, SIL and I saw KOOZA today. It was awesome! The music, the singers and the performers were amazing.

KOOZA tells the story of The Innocent, a melancholy loner in search of his place in the world.”


All of Cirque Du Solei’s shows have a storyline. However, if you didn’t know the story or could not follow the story you would still be fully entertained.

“KOOZA is a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil: It combines two circus traditions – acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. The show highlights the physical demands of human performance in all its splendor and fragility, presented in a colorful mélange that emphasizes bold slapstick humor.”


If you plan to go to Las Vegas be sure to check out O at the Bellagio. O remains my favorite of the Cirque Du Solei shows that I have seen in Las Vegas. KOOZA wasn’t the best of the five traveling shows I have seen in Portland but it was still fantastic. Do I recommend it? Yes, I do.

The Grand Chapiteau

  • It takes 11 days for more than 200 workers, including 100 hired locally, to complete a city to city transfer of the infrastructures.
  • It takes 7 days to set up the site and all the infrastructures and it takes 2 days to completely tear it down.
  • This represents at least 11 000 man hours which represents 5.5 years of work if one guy did it alone!
  • An average of 55 tractor trailers are needed to carry more than 2 million pounds of equipment from city to city.
  • Completely self-sufficient for electrical power, the site relies only on a local water supply and telecommunication facilities to support its infrastructure.

Yeah! Another Cirque De Solei show coming to Portland!

I am a huge fan of Cirque De Solei. I have seen all of the shows in Las Vegas except the adult show Zumanity and the newest Elvis one. The first show I saw was O. It was so awesome. When it was over my three GFs and I could only say “Awesome!” to say how much we liked it. I saw O again a few years later with my daughter and she loved it too. O was just as great the second time around.

Cirqu De Solei has traveling shows. I have seen all but the first one that has come to Portland. A few years ago Tara’s husband Kelly saw his first CDS show. He was in AWE!  Another fan was created.

Last night I purchased tickets to the next CDS show coming to Portland KOOZA.  I forgot to change my email address on the CDS Member’s site so I did not get the email telling me in advance that tickets would be going on sale. The tickets that I bought today do not have as good as seats as the previous shows we saw but they will still be good. The traveling tent show really does not have any bad seats.

Watch the video on the CSD website.